Premium Content Preview | The case for outsourcing chronic care management

November 16, 2015

In the year since the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approved payments to support chronic care management (CCM), practices across the U.S. have been evaluating their options.

Studies have already shown that is difficult with the current International Code for Diseases (ICD) 9 used in the medical field in the United States. With the upcoming conversion to a much more complex ICD-10 coding method, the complications and need for correct coding will only increase.

Proper coding is a physician’s lifeblood. Without proper coding, a provider will not receive his or her proper reimbursement for his or her work. But consider a physician’s education. Most doctors are not taught coding, billing, or revenue cycles as an undergraduate, medical student, or resident.

- See more at: http://www.physicianspractice.com/sponsored-resources/icd-10-conversion-coding-confusion-there-solution#sthash.MPnfe8ys.dpuf

Studies have already shown that is difficult with the current International Code for Diseases (ICD) 9 used in the medical field in the United States. With the upcoming conversion to a much more complex ICD-10 coding method, the complications and need for correct coding will only increase.

Proper coding is a physician’s lifeblood. Without proper coding, a provider will not receive his or her proper reimbursement for his or her work. But consider a physician’s education. Most doctors are not taught coding, billing, or revenue cycles as an undergraduate, medical student, or resident.

- See more at: http://www.physicianspractice.com/sponsored-resources/icd-10-conversion-coding-confusion-there-solution#sthash.MPnfe8ys.dpuf

Studies have already shown that is difficult with the current International Code for Diseases (ICD) 9 used in the medical field in the United States. With the upcoming conversion to a much more complex ICD-10 coding method, the complications and need for correct coding will only increase.

Proper coding is a physician’s lifeblood. Without proper coding, a provider will not receive his or her proper reimbursement for his or her work. But consider a physician’s education. Most doctors are not taught coding, billing, or revenue cycles as an undergraduate, medical student, or resident.

- See more at: http://www.physicianspractice.com/sponsored-resources/icd-10-conversion-coding-confusion-there-solution#sthash.MPnfe8ys.dpuf

Studies have already shown that is difficult with the current International Code for Diseases (ICD) 9 used in the medical field in the United States. With the upcoming conversion to a much more complex ICD-10 coding method, the complications and need for correct coding will only increase.

Proper coding is a physician’s lifeblood. Without proper coding, a provider will not receive his or her proper reimbursement for his or her work. But consider a physician’s education. Most doctors are not taught coding, billing, or revenue cycles as an undergraduate, medical student, or resident.

- See more at: http://www.physicianspractice.com/sponsored-resources/icd-10-conversion-coding-confusion-there-solution#sthash.MPnfe8ys.dpuf

In the year since the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approved payments to support chronic care management (CCM), practices across the U.S. have been evaluating their options.

A sufficient number have implemented CCM programs so that researchers have begun evaluating best practices and return on investment.

This white paper looks at the growing evidence that CCM yields the best results, both in terms of patient outcomes and revenue to the practice, when the practice partners with an off-site CCM provider.

Click to download for the CCM and the background of the CMS decision.